Simmerhorn-Highway 99 location

A new 76 gas station planned for 952 Simmerhorn Road will be joined by Jamba Juice and Baja Fresh at the Simmerhorn-Highway 99 location.

The Galt business community has seen a number of new storefronts open in the past few months, including Impact Sports at the old Dollar Store location in the Raley’s Shopping Center. Days Inn is busy welcoming new guests and, if you need to rent equipment, we have Herc Rentals on Enterprise Drive.

According to Amie Mendes, the city’s economic development manager, it’s only going to get busier in the next few months.

“The economy is good and the retail environment is still very active all over the United States,” Mendes said. “Galt has little to no vacancy in any of the commercial areas in the city, which is great – but also frustrating for those retailers looking to locate in Galt.”

Back Alley Brew House will open soon on Fourth Street, and the Tipsy Cow is also scheduled to open soon on South Lincoln Way just behind Stratton’s Pizza in the same building. Farmers & Merchants Bank on C Street is working hard on renovation and the addition of Starbuck’s with two lanes for drive-up business.

“It’s encouraging to see continuing activity in the Old Town area,” Mendes said. “The Little Farmhouse and Papas and Wings recently opened, and now we get to look forward to the opening of Back Alley Brew House and Tipsy Cow, in addition to the new location for The Coffee Shop Bakery.”

Heather Farmer’s quaint coffee house is moving to 239 Fourth Street just around the corner from her current location.

River Rock Brewery has also made a move from C Street, finding its new home at 545 Industrial Drive.

Jose Guiterrez, owner of Compadres Market, is planning an early March opening for his new restaurant in the Raley’s Shopping Center, previously known as Zacatecas.

“We’re all excited,” Guiterrez said. “We’ll have more traditional Mexican food and also have a seafood menu. We’ll have three or four kinds of carnitas, along with combination plates and a full bar.”

Guiterrez said he’ll soon be interviewing for a bartender and other positions at the eatery.

If you’re a fan of Dutch Brother’s, the planning commission approved the conditional permit last Thursday. The new business will be located on Pine Street just across from Mc Donald’s.

Mendes said we should see a new 76 Station go in this year at 952 Simmerhorn Road, and it will also have Jamba Juice and Baja Fresh on location.

In the next few months, the Galt City Council will be considering annexing land north of Twin Cities and east of Stockton Boulevard.

“We have an annexation application for that corner and I believe it encompasses that property,” Mendes said. “It is proposed for a gas station/convenience store/carwash and fast food development.”